Learning and Plasticity - LaP2018


Learning and Plasticity - LaP2018


The scientific program will include a keynote lecture, symposia, and free papers.

(1.) The keynote
We are happy to announce the LaP 2018 keynote speaker Professor Kirk Erickson, PhD. He is the Head of the Brain Aging & Cognitive Health lab at the University of Pittsburgh, USA (http://bachlab.pitt.edu/).

(2.) The symposia
We will have two symposia reflecting the special theme of the LaP 2018 meeting, namely ageing.

Symposium 1: Aging Brain and Cognition (organized by Professor Heikki Hämäläinen, University of Turku, Finland)
Alar Kaskikallio: The cognitive effects related to white matter changes in normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease
Petra Grönholm-Nyman: Relationships between volumetric brain measures and verbal fluency performance in healthy older adults
Carina Saarela: Brain structural correlates of emotional memory in normal aging
Heikki Tanila: Links between metabolic syndrome and age-related memory impairment
Heikki Hämäläinen: The right-side perceptual bias in aging determined in a laboratory setting and during a virtual driving task

Symposium 2: Building Cognitive Reserve – Strategies to Promote Brain Plasticity and Healthy Aging (organized by Associate Professor Susanne M. Jaeggi, University of California, Irvine, USA)
Miranka Wirth: Keeping a sharp mind: Resilience and resistance to Alzheimer’s disease pathology
Maria Teresa Bajo: Training executive control during healthy aging
Alexandra Hering: „Did I forget to take my medication?“: Prospective memory training in older adults
Susanne M. Jaeggi: Training working memory in older adults using tablet
technology – The effects of spacing and consolidation

(3) Free papers on various topics related to learning and plasticity, not limited to the special theme of the meeting. The free papers will be presented as posters.

The whole program will be compiled in early February 2018 after the abstract submission deadline has passed.